SolarRain 10


England UK   Feb 2011

Artist Bio

Influences:   Tangerine Dream, Brian Eno, Helios, Jon Hopkins, Ulrich Schnauss, Boards of Canada, Hammock, Way Out West, Vangelis, Air, Sigur Rós, Trentemøller

Greetings! I'm Pat, a.k.a. SolarRain a.k.a. State Azure, producer of electronic/ambient music from the UK attempting my 8th FAWM (2018). Wait...8 years since I started this? No f****** way!!

This year is going to be a little different for me. Until now I've almost always been producing my music in-the-box via computer/DAW. But in the last couple of months I've dived head first into the modular/eurorack world and developed a serious case of G.A.S., so my setup and workflow has changed almost completely. I love this new way of producing music, free from the DAW, so expect something different and experimental.

I'll still do some of my usual stuff via the DAW, as that's still where I'm most comfortable and quick at the moment, and patching modular isn't a fast process (plus I'm still learning how it all works).


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  • @scottlake 1 day

    No worries. I haven’t really worked on anything either. This year has been tough from a time standpoint for me. Been away from home the past two weekends.

  • @bking  3 days

    Got it, Pat. I was out for the evening and had to wait to get back to my PC. Thanks. I'm anxios to heard this.

  • @bking  3 days

    Pat, I am having trouble downloading the file you sent. I am reticent to provide credit card info. Do you have an alternative?

  • @bking  1 week

    @solarrainuk Pat, I try to be flexible, but I do tune all of my guitars down to E flat. I tend to like A flat minor a lot. There again, it's your bus, drive where you want to. 😝

  • @scottlake 1 week

    You can use Tracktion 6 for free in 32 bit mode, and rewire it over to your host. Tracktion has built in bridging of 32/64 bit. Free.

  • @scottlake 1 week

    Uhe is a good guy. So is the guy that is behind Krakli plugs. He has a pretty authentic CS-80 clone called Arminator. Free

  • @shortdan  2 weeks

    Cheers! I’ll investigate 😀

  • @chasingandromeda  2 weeks

    The Digitakt is one cool bit of kit. I have talked myself out of it numerous times, only because I had other priorities. Well done.

  • @scottlake 2 weeks

    If you are up for it; Satie’s Six Gnossienes #4 or Trois Descriptions Automatique Sur en Vaisseau are particularly suited to the beautiful creations you make out of patterns.

  • @scottlake 2 weeks

    Ok. How about building off of a classical/impressionist theme or melody? Last year I used Satie’s Trois Gymnopedies and Faure’s Pavanne for two of my FAWM songs. If you are up for this let me know.

  • @scottlake 3 weeks

    Patrick I see you changed your profile pic from years past. Wondering if an actual collab might be possible this year instead of my noodling to your work. I’m thinking something like God Is An Astronaut type of vibe. If you don’t know that artist, well you have some homework to do!

  • @looprication  3 weeks

    Seems like the watchlist feature is gone, which sucks... but I found ya again by searching for BoC. Can't wait to hear your stuff as always.

  • @bking  3 weeks

    Hi Patrick. As always, I'm hoping to hear your work. Maybe inspiration will strike and a collab could happen.

  • @chasingandromeda  4 weeks

    I need some chill real bad. Hope to hear from you, Pat!

  • @tesla3090  4 weeks

    Coming back for 2018?

  • @adforperu  5 weeks

    Hey man, hope you're well!